Mitch McConnell has said he backs a move to impeach Donald Trump (Picture: Getty Images)
The most powerful Republican in Congress has said that President Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses’.
Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has sensationally backed a move led by Democrats to impeach Donald Trump during his last week in office.
McConnell said he believes impeachment will make it easier to purge Trump from the party, reports the New York Times.
He is among several Republicans who have publicly criticized the President for his part in ‘inciting an insurrection’ at the US Capitol last week. The House will vote on a single article of impeachment against Trump at 9am EST (2pm) UK today.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (center) has criticized the President for his role in the Capitol riots (Picture: Reuters)
The House will meet to vote on articles of impeachment against Trump today (Picture: AP)
McConnell’s damning comments come as three Republicans have broken rank to say they will be voting to impeach the President.
Republican representatives John Katko, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger have all released statements to say they agree with the Democrats and believe Trump is guilty of ‘inciting an insurrection’.
Ms Cheney, the third-ranking Republican, said: ‘The president of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.
‘There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.’
The process of impeachment is usually lengthy and complex (Picture: metro.co.uk)
If the majority of Republicans vote to impeach Trump he could be convicted in a Senate trail in the coming days. The result of that may disqualify the President from ever being able to hold public office again.
The articles of impeachment have been drawn up in the wake of the deadly riots at the US Capitol a week ago today.
Donald Trump has branded attempts to impeach him as a ‘witch hunt’ and a ‘tremendous danger to our country’ and has refused to take any responsibility for what happened at the Capitol in Washington.
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